Distribution System Analysis and Automation

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Author(s): Juan M. Gers 1
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Publication Year: 2013

Distribution systems analysis employs a set of techniques that allow engineers to simulate, analyse, and optimise power distribution systems. Combined with automation, these techniques underpin the emerging concept of the 'smart grid', a digitally-enabled electrical supply grid that can monitor and respond to the behaviour of all its components in real time. Distribution System Analysis and Automation provides a comprehensive guide to these techniques, with coverage including smart grid for distribution systems; introduction to distribution automation; network and radial load flow analysis; determination of the optimal topology for power electric systems; voltage VAR control and capacitor application; power quality and harmonics in distribution systems; harmonic filter design; distribution system restoration; short circuit analysis; arc flash concepts; numerical relaying and feeder protection; communication and control centres; and distributed energy resources. The book is based on over 30 years of experience in the field of power systems and combines theoretical concepts with real-world applications and MATLAB exercises.

Inspec keywords: power distribution protection; voltage control; smart power grids; power engineering computing; power system harmonics; control engineering computing; harmonic analysis; power distribution reliability; open systems; power distribution control

Other keywords: short circuit calculation; distribution automation function; volt-VAR control; harmonic analysis; distribution system analysis; interoperability concept; power distribution protection; smart grid; reliability

Subjects: Control of electric power systems; Mathematical analysis; General and management topics; Power engineering computing; Control engineering computing; General electrical engineering topics; Power systems; Power system protection; Distribution networks; Power supply quality and harmonics; Reliability; Mathematical analysis; Voltage control

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